The recent Autism Cares Foundation 6th Annual Prom was a spectacular night!!!
With twinkling lights, balloons, and colorful decorations, there were close to 300 teens and adults, and their family members, who thoroughly enjoyed being swept away by our Italian theme, “That’s Amore.”
The beautiful girls had their hair and make-up done, wore lovely gowns and cocktail dresses and were given wrist-let corsages; while the handsome boys wore suits and ties and were given boutonnieres.
They danced for hours, enjoyed a scrumptious buffet dinner and dessert table, and took photos to make lasting memories. There were also 30 volunteers on hand to make this an extremely smooth adventure, and they also enjoyed the festivities!!
“My 20-year-old son Kyle was standing in line and one of the girls from the Autism Cares Foundation Fun Club gave him a big hug,” recalled his mom, Sharon Thomas, of Hatboro. “That gesture of love and acceptance was absolutely priceless.”
The festive three-hour event, sponsored by KRG Enterprises, took place on Friday, May 20 at the Council Rock High School South cafeteria in Holland. This was a free event for teens and adults with special needs, ages 14 and older. Many of the prom participants have grown up enjoying the Foundation’s many programs and events.
“It was great to see everyone dressed up and ready to experience this important rite of passage,” said Frank Kuepper, Foundation Co-Founder. “This is something many of these special individuals would not otherwise have the opportunity to do.”
The buffet provided by B&T Catering of Southampton included chicken parmesan, pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, chicken fingers, French fries, and beverages. There was a dessert table of cookies, brownies, pudding parfait’s and other treats, many from the local Sweet Megan Baking Company.
After enjoying the buffet, it was time to for everyone to take keepsake photos by On the Spot Memories and to dance to the sounds of Dolan DJs.
“The teens and young adults at our prom truly enjoyed dancing the night away,” Frank Kuepper added. “We had some of them who were so good they just might go on to join the cast of Dancing with the Stars.”